UPDATE: Virginia State Police investigating Craig County house fire where body was found

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Sara Machi/WDBJ7

A body was found while officials responded to a house fire on Wednesday afternoon, according to Craig County Sheriff Craddock.

A call regarding a fire came in around 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday. It was reported by two neighbors who saw smoke.

A sheriff's deputy happened to be nearby. Three volunteer fire departments responded -- Simmonsville, Johns Creek and New Castle. Other support was provided by Craig County Medical Responders, Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Blacksburg Air Supply Truck.

One fire was under control at a home in the 1000 block of Happy Hollow Road, officials determined that someone died in the home. The Craig County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Virginia State Police to help with the fire investigation.

A body was found inside the home. The body has not yet been identified. Neighbors say a man by the name of Joe Michael Sublett lived at the home.

The body was transported to the Roanoke Medical Examiner’s Office.

Virginia State Police said Thursday that the fire isn’t suspicious.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Virginia State Police said Thursday that the fire isn’t suspicious.


Crews are on the scene of a mobile home fire in Craig County Wednesday, according to the Craig County Sheriff's Office.

State Police are investigating the fire on Happy Hollow Road.

No other details are details have been provided. WDBJ7's Sara Machi is headed to the scene and will work to get more information.